Precious Lovell | NC Museum of Art | Arts | Indy Week
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Precious Lovell 

When: Fri., Jan. 12 2018
Price: $5-$7

If you haven't seen Inspiring Beauty, which showcases dazzling garments by big-name designers from the half-century history of Ebony magazine's touring fashion show, you've only got until January 21, when the exhibit closes. This Friday would be a great time to go, when N.C. State professor Precious Lovell gives an evening lecture on kente cloth and the African diaspora, illustrating her ideas with a Henry Jackson ball gown as well as with other pieces in NCMA's permanent collection. Kente, a type of silk and cotton fabric made of basket-woven strips by the Akan people of South Ghana, began as royal and sacred before spreading into many other kinds of uses; Lovell discusses it as a "cultural marker" for all kinds of people of African descent. —Brian Howe



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